New Bill first step in biodiversity conservation

Download here: Dec 2 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4MB)

In this issue:

  • Conservation Council WA and WA Forrest Alliance comment on Biodiverstiy Conservation Bill introduced to Parliament.
  • Telstra exchange fault leaves locals and the Weekly without internet access.
  • Looking back with Molly
  • Community Input sought on a new ‘uniquely Walpole’ look for the Weekly
  • Fun run and social photos of the week



Pioneer Park dump pump grump

The October 21, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:

  • The Shire of Manjimup has fixed a RV dump problem in Pioneer Park that saw an overflow of raw sewage;
  • The results of Saturday’s Denmark and Manjimup council elections are in;
  • Multiple perspectives on a land search situation that took place in bush around Walpole last week;

And more … Download the October 21, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB).


Rick Wilson: A conservative ‘L’/’l’ liberal

The October 14, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:

  • Part two of the Weekly‘s two-part interview with Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson;
  • There’s something smelly in Walpole and Ivan Gardner, Penny Bird, and Ian Tarbotton are unhappy about it;
  • The Walpole, Nornalup & Districts Community Development Group have endorsed Rick Wilson’s local priorities (as revealed in part one of the Weekly‘s two-part interview);
  • Local recreational fisher Jim Love saved a hungry albatross;
  • Walpole Primary School students inspired the Phytofighter dieback cleaning station reveals Gary Muir;
  • Former Walpole Weekly editor Mike Murphy has published a novel, some of which was written in Walpole;

And much more. Download the October 14, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 4 MB).



Local priorities according to Rick Wilson

The October 7, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out now. In this issue:

  • The first installment of a two-part email interview with Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP. Mr Wilson talks about his background and the priority issues for Walpole & Districts;
  • Kate O’Brien speaks up for the Walpole & Nornalup inlets;
  • Local St John Ambulance volunteer Dennis Hall clarifies confusion around a September 13 ‘000’ call out;
  • Bernie Clark is bestowed Life Membership of Walpole Volunteer Marine Rescue;
  • Walpole celebrates 85 years;
  • Thomas Gerner wins Walpole’s first 3D Art Awards;

And more. Download the October 7, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 5 MB).October-7-2015-cover


Walpole ready to celebrate 85 years

The September 30, 2015 Walpole Weekly is out. In this issue:

  • Historical Society President Elizabeth Shaw reports on the arrangements made for the 85th Anniversary & Reunion Celebration of the Walpole Land Settlement Scheme to take place this weekend;
  • Walpole Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service (VFRS) Captain Rhonda Perpoli appealed for new recruits at a community networking event last week;
  • The majority of attendees at the same event said they supported the controversial clearing of the Walpole Inlet foreshore;
  • Alex Williams lends his support to Cr Kelli Gillies of the Shire of Denmark’s Kent/Nornalup Ward despite differing views on a rates-payer funded pool;
  • Michael Filby says the rubbish in a Shire of Denmark parkbay is a disgrace;
  • Molly Smith looks back at what happened at Walpole’s 50th anniversary celebrations in October 1980;
  • The Walpole Blue Wrens are the 2015 Denmark Riverside Ladies Darts League champions;

And more. Download the September 30, 2015 Walpole Weekly (PDF 6 MB).September-30-2015-cover